'Fuel For Thought' Community Forum Comes to Geneva

Residents invited to meet with oil and gas industry experts.

HAMBURG, NY (11/03/2011)(readMedia)-- Representatives from in the natural gas industry will address Geneva-area residents at "Fuel For Thought: A Community Conversation," 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the North Street School, 400 W. North St., Geneva. The dialogue is presented by the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York.

"Answering questions and providing solid, fact-based information to the community is part of our trade association's mission," said John Holko, chair of IOGA of NY's public education committee and one of three industry professionals taking part in Tuesday's event. "These community conversations are designed to be an open forum for discussion, just questions asked and answered by working professionals in the field."

Participating that evening will be Matt Hoskins, a geologist from Environmental Resources Management in Dewitt, and Mike Hogan, president, Hogan Energy Consulting in Lakewood. Jeff Heller from the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York is the moderator. Representatives from America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) also will be on hand.

These forums are IOGA's live counterpart to the video series of the same name, which is accessible on IOGA of NY's Facebook page. The final stop in series for this year will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning.

The event is free and open to the public. Details are at www.iogany.org, or by calling 716-202-4688.